SQL Server 2008 R2 (major build version 10.50.xxxx). Please also tag with sql-server.

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Accessing Encrypted SQL Server database through a web-based application

I have secured a database within SQL Server Instance on my local machine using Netlib Encryptionizer. I can access the database by securing my SQL Server instance using the same password as encrypted ...
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Separate letters from digits in alphanumeric string

I have an alphanumeric string as input and I want to get two results out of it: a string where all the numerals are removed and an integer that is the sum of all the digits in the input string. ...
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During rollback, is lock escalation reversed

Generally, SQL Server will take locks during updates. It also supports Lock Escalation: Lock escalation is the process of converting many fine-grain locks into fewer coarse-grain locks, reducing ...
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FullText Search

We came across an issue using FullText Indexes and SQL 2008 R2, not sure if it's by design or I am missing something. When we search using a fulltext index, I noticed SQL appears to trim leading and ...
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Calling a SQL Server 2008 R2 stored procedure from SSIS 2012 Execute SQL Task

We have a heterogeneous SQL Server environment including SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, and SQL Server 2014. In one 2012 instance, we have an administrative database that we gather metrics data ...
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Query distinct emails not logged in within a period of time

I need help in writing a query to return distinct emails that have not logged into ABC database in the past 5 months. The exact task I have been asked is as following: Create a table in ABC ...
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SQL Server Index recomended but already there (DMVs)

I am using the DMV views to get a list of index recommendations and then I am reviewing each of them to make sure they make sense and don't overlap etc. Some examples are Index ON X ( Y ) and Table ...
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Howto query all files, their fill level and additional drive info with one query?

I need a query that puts together the following results: one row per databse file across all databases additional columns with information about the locigal drive the file is on information about ...
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How to find values from one table missing in another?

I am a Junior Developer. I have been asked to create a subquery to solve this problem. If the question is not clear please let me know so I can provide more details. I have two tables - Article and ...
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Exclude databases from automatic full backup [on hold]

I have 10 databases on my SQL Server. We do an Automatic Full Backup every day at 00.00. The issue is there are two databases out of the 10 that should not be backed up as these databases are ...
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Manual sync between 2 SQL server databases [duplicate]

I will not go in details and explain everything. For some (not good) reason I need to maintain 2 databases synchronized together. The full database schema may be different but not on table I want to ...
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Why do I not see Configure Distribution when I right-click on replication?

I'm using SSMS 2014 for SQL Server 2008 R2. Why don't I see 'configure distribution' when I right-click on Replication?
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List of queries run

I'm looking for a DMV query for SQL Server 2008 R2 which shows me all queries (full history) run by a specific user. I have this code for now: SELECT * FROM sys.dm_exec_query_stats qs CROSS APPLY ...
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To find SQL Server is actually used or not?

I have an SQL Server 2012 and a 2008R2 running in my environment. I need to decommission the server if the server is not actually being used. I did go through this and this where connection count is ...
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SQL Row concatenation with XML PATH and STUFF giving aggregate sql error

I am trying to query two tables and get results like the following: Section Names shoes AccountName1, AccountName2, AccountName3 books AccountName1 The tables are: CREATE TABLE ...
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MS SQL data synchronization question

I'm in charge of modifying an application which was intended to run Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5. The application must run on a local database during fieldwork when there is no network ...
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Minimum value within a set (or window) within a three column table

I only have SQL Server 2008R2, therefore I do not have all the window functions available since SQL Server 2012. I have a table that looks like this: I would like to retrieve a result set like ...
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How to separate values from one column into two columns in SQL Server [closed]

I have this dataset as input: Name Contact No ------- ---------- Deepika 75865558 Deepika 207586558 Rnveer 746655558 Rnveer 946655558 vaibhav 2356841 vaibhav 6655558 I want to get ...
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SQL server 2008 querying very large large tables

I've recently started a new job, the table row counts are huge compared to where I was before (11 billion rows in one of our main tables). I've been told there isn't time to update the statistics on ...
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How to configure table with BLOBS (type image)?

I am about to overwork a table storing BLOBs in an IMAGE column combined with those file's metadata during a database maintenance. Lot's of the BLOBS will be removed during this process. We are ...
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Amazing improvement of script execution speed when split - not understood

I have an ETL job that merges data into about 20 columns of a fact table, all integer non-null (default 0) columns. There are 8 merge statements to completely update all the columns and they involve ...
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Permissions required to add user to fixed server role

We want to take a group out of sysadmin but grant them a role so they can do the following add, change, remove database access on prod servers for users, groups and service accounts. create and ...
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Script to Delete Tables With A Prefix

I am running SQL Serve 2008 and we have a few test tables that were obviously used for testing. The prefix of the tables are Test_, my question is, will this script delete all tables with the prefix ...
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OLEDB provider for linked server reported change of schema version error

I am trying to run a report but its giving this message: An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Query execution failed for dataset 'ParamYear'. ...
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How to rewrite a query with MAX in WHERE clause

I have a query with a max in the where clause, which is slow. select count(*) from TableName tbl1 where tbl1.id = ( select max(tbl2.id) from TableName tbl2 ...
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msdb.dbo.backupset.compressed_backup_size is inaccurate?

I thought the value in msdb.dbo.backupset.compressed_backup_size represented the size, in bytes, of the full, differential, or log backup file (that is, the BAK, DIFF, or TRN file). However, although ...
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how to ignore the SSMS (sql server management studio) sql server ansi settings?

The options in Management Studio On Management studio Tools->Options->Query Execution->SQL Server there are options that are set and these prevail over the same options that are set on database ...
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Apply SQLServer Service Pack to a Single Node Cluster

I have to apply a SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack to a Single Node Cluster. The other node died and new hardware has been ordered. Is there anything weird to worry about? Normally we'd apply the ...
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Incorrect database backup file size in SQL Server 2008 R2

I am getting different sizes of the database backup file from SQL Server 2008 R2 even when backing up at very granular or frequent intervals. Scenario: I have taken database backup at 8:00am = ...
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SQL Server engine in one place with database files on NAS

My office uses accountant programs which run on SQL Server 2008 R2. The SQL Server engine must be installed on one of the laptops (called "server") and the other laptops (called "clients") connect to ...
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How can I improve performance on a 3 table query?

I'm attempting to analyze a resource drawdown (the percentage of time individual units are being utilized during a reporting period, e.g. 2-weeks or 1-year). I need the aggregation down to the ...
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Can't list columns or query in MS Access 2003 linked server in SQL Server 2008 R2 using Microsoft Jet 4.0 OLE DB Provider?

I can however list the tables... If I run Exec sp_tables_ex 'LSTest' I get a result with a list of tables. But if I run Exec sp_columns_ex 'LSTest', '<one of those table names>' I get an ...
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SQL Server 2012 In-Place3 Upgrade and Timing of Database Version Change

We are updating several SQL Server 2008R2 instances to SQL Server 2012 SP3 CU2. I know that the database versions will be changed from 100 to 110 during this process (e.g. once finished, the databases ...
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Permissions on Trigger Problem

I am working with a database in MS-SQL 2008 R2, and I'm running into a problem. The basic setup is this: There are two tables of interest: dbo.Assesments and audit.Assesments. dbo.Assesments is the ...
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Can't set default_schema_name for Windows User Group?

When I try to set the default schema for my Windows Role/Group for Windows Server 2008 R2, it won't allow me to do so...I run: ALTER USER [UCPSAR\Service Provision] WITH ...
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Split URL string into columns

Given the string: URL:'ID=1!&user=xxx&depart=21&companyId=43&workOrder=67' I need to get the result: Sno ID user depart companyId workOrder 1 1! XXX 21 43 67 ...
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Validation of Partitioned table Performance

We are testing partitioning on a table which contains a datetime column (DateColumn). Partition function I am using is: -- 138623 + 16774 records CREATE PARTITION FUNCTION pf_TableName_DateColumn ...
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Suggestions for indexes or how to partition a table in SQL Server 2008R2

Table structure and DBMS SQL Server 2008 R2 I have a single table structure (flat) that has summarized sales data (YTD,MAT etc) by unique combinations of "Customer", "Product" and "Territory". ...
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AND conditions within unbracketed ORs work but why?

I have very similar code to the first block below. It is in production in a critical process, and I am not confident that it will always work. I would like to know why it does. It uses or (1=1) to ...
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Databases in Suspect state after enabling TDE

A few of my databases are in a suspect state. How can I get them online? I don’t know what info is relevant and what isn’t, but I’ll give as much as I can. Here is what happened: I enabled TDE in ...
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T-SQL script doesn't delete files when run as an agent job - does if run manually

I'm trying to write a script to copy the last 'good set' of SQL Server backup files to another drive (it's a long story - we're using a suppliers R1Soft for backup and it won't allow us to exclude ...
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Autocomplete in SQL Server Management Studio showing too much

I'm new to using SQL Server 2008 Management Studio as I just started working with it last week. Yesterday when I was working in one of our databases I remember that I used the auto complete ...
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Use of Trigger on table which can have 100 hits / second. Will it hamper performance?

Currently in one of our projects we have the following situation. The server computer is Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2. Processor is Xeon (R) 2.13 Ghz. We are running SQL Server 2008 R2. We need ...
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linked servers between availability group to a server

I had three servers(server1, server2, server3) in availability group. And the listener name is "Production". I have a server name "Acceptance". I need to run a script that which will copy the tables ...
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Database suddenly in recovery-pending

We have a client running 70 databases on a SQL server. Last month they called us that suddenly database wasn't accessible. Database was in recovery pending mode. Today they called us again ...
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How to use a conditonal update using cases

Case when oldvalue like 'val1','val2','val3' then newvalue = 'newVal1' Case when oldvalue like 'val4' then newvalue = newvalue + 'newval2' else newvalue = newalue + 'othernewval' Then I would need ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer edition - upgrade or install SQL Server 2016

Currently I'm working with SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer edition. I have several databases on it more than 500GB. Now I want to upgrade or install SQL Server 2016. What is going to happen to my ...
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Identify SQL Error - Transaction count mismatching number of BEGIN and COMMIT statements

On SQL Server 2008, the sproc below runs as part of a sql agent job every 4 hours. Six times in the last two months, the error below has been logged in the agent job history: 04/07/2016 ...
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Is it possible to create a multi-layer schema in SQL Server 2008 R2?

For instance so you can specify a department, and then maybe have finer levels of granularity? CREATE SCHEMA hr; CREATE SCHEMA hr.reportl; CREATE SCHEMA hr.report2; The last two statements fail.
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Run Select Statement Based Off Data In Field

Below is sample DDL of what I am trying to accomplish. What I need to happen is if region = 1 only pull data for PP or if region = 2 then only pull data for CC How would I set that up in my query? ...